Motorola Moto G


Motorola Moto GNotebook: Motorola Moto G (Moto Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.143kg
Price: 169 euro
Average Score: 86.25% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 78%, features: 65%, display: 87% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G

88% Review Motorola Moto G Smartphone | Notebookcheck
The People's Smartphone. Google dubs its latest highlight "Moto G" that is sold by the subsidiary Motorola. The smartphone fuses high-performance hardware with a reasonable price. We checked whether this strategy adds up.
100% Motorola Moto G review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Moto G is nothing short of a game-changer. It has completely destroyed every other mid-range phone in the market with its specs:value ratio and it deserves every single one of its five stars. There simply should be no other Android phone to consider, unless you're looking for a top-end flagship or if a camera is top of your list of priorities.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Motorola G
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED: Amazing form factor and near-stock Android. Unmatched performance in its price range. Swappable back plates let you switch colors. TIRED: Camera software and hardware can’t keep up with the best. Grainy photos. No LTE. Only comes in 8GB and 16GB versions, with no way to expand storage.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Motorola Moto G
Source: Laptop Mag English
Contract commitment-phobes on a tight budget will be hard pressed to find a better deal than the Moto G. This smartphone offers smooth performance, good battery life and a crisp, 4.5-inch display in a $199 package. We also like having a clean Android build; there's a KitKat update on the way in January.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Moto G is the new baseline for Android quality
Source: Geek.com English
This is the part of the review where I’m supposed to say that the Moto G is a good phone “for the price” as though it were an open-box item on a Best Buy shelf that was worth buying now that the price had been marked down. I don’t think that’s true. I think the Moto G is a fantastic $200 phone that another manufacturer would probably charge a great deal more for.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2013
Moto G Review
Source: Slashgear English
Thus the Moto G creates quite an awesome entry in the Android history books, right out the gate. While we expected the Moto X to be that groundbreaking off-contract smartphone that everyone saw coming since early 2013, the Moto G is more than welcome to fill that space heading into 2014. This will certainly be a device to watch in the (believe it or not) emerging budget-minded smartphone market. Motorola leads the way with a device that’s far better than the sum of its price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2013
70% Motorola Moto G (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
If you're willing to go for a locked phone, even without a contract, you have broader options. The Nokia Lumia 520/521$89.99 at Amazon on AT&T, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS has a great build and UI for as little as $99, although it's slower than the G, still doesn't have LTE and isn't available unlocked in the U.S. For LTE phones, the $129 Huawei Vitria$109.99 at Best Buy on MetroPCS is worth looking at, although the G has a better screen and better built-in storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Motorola Moto G review
Source: T3 English
We can only assume LG and Motorola were in the same room when they thought up the Moto G and the Nexus 5, and almost certainly someone from Google was in that room. Both are outstanding examples of what happens when instead of trying to cram everything in without thinking of the consequences, you sit down and list all the features people actually need from a modern smartphone and then make sure they do those proficiently and relative to the amount they’ll be used.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Motorola Moto G, won't get gadget fans' heart's racing.
Source: Stuff TV English
There's no blistering fast power on offer, nor is there a huge pixel-packed screen or a Megapixel-saturated camera. What the G does offer though, is incredible value for money, and should be the go-to Android choice that tech-heads recommend to their friends this Christmas.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2013
Best budget Android smartphone there is? Must be the Moto G
Source: Reg Hardware English
It’s easier to list the Moto G’s failings, such as they are: a fixed battery, no 4G/LTE radio, no infrared transmitter and no storage expansion. That’s really it. In every other way – design, build, performance, software and capability – the Moto G is every bit as good as the likes of the Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S3, both flagship Android devices this time last year that cost more than two and three times as much as the £135 G, respectively.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2013
Moto G review: an affordable smartphone, done right
Source: Engadget English
We've said it in so many words before, but the price is what makes the Moto G a ridiculous proposition. It's just launched in the US in time for the holidays with an unlocked price of $179 for the 8GB model and $199 for the 16GB version. Verizon, for one, has confirmed it will sell the G with prepaid plans starting early next year, while Canada's Telus will offer it for free on a two-year contract.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2013
Video: Motorola Moto G review - the best budget smartphone in the UK
Source: PC Advisor English
After deciding not to launch the Moto X in the UK, Motorola has brought us the budget priced Moto G smartphone. The Moto G starts at an attractive price of just £135 but it doesn't look or feel like a phone this cheap. It isn't massively thin or light, but the handset sits nicely in the hand and is easy to operate one-handed.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2013
90% Moto G review
Source: Techradar English
Motorola is back folks, it's official. It may not be the return we would have predicted - there's no flagship phone stuffed full of the latest tech - but arguably what the now Google-owned firm has done is even better. The Moto G is a top notch, low cost smartphone and we wholeheartedly recommend this as the best budget mobile currently on the market. We were genuinely impressed with the feature set on the Moto G, so if you're looking for a low cost phone you can stop searching - just go out and grab a Moto G right now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Nexus 5 vs Moto G comparison review: Which value smartphone should you buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nexus 5 and Moto G are the best value for money smartphones around at the moment. Those wanting a smartphone to do basic things and aren't so bothered about specifications will do fine with the Moto G while more advanced users will benefit from the hardware on offer from the Nexus 5.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2013
Motorola Moto G review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
At first glance, the Motorola Moto G certainly looks like a good buy for people that haven't got hundreds of pounds to spend but still want a decent phone that will enable them to do most thing that you can do on the flaghship handsets. We were impressed by the screen, and speed, as well as the minimalist. Stay tuned for a full review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2013
100% Motorola Moto G review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Motorola Moto G is the finest £135 phone ever made. It’s not perfect and it doesn’t have everything that a more expensive phone has, but at every turn Motorola seems to have made the right design decisions, while pushing the price down even further than penny-pinchers ZTE and Huawei have done in recent years. The Motorola Moto G is one of the best phones of the year, and the first time we’ve seen a phone of this calibre launch at under £200 SIM-free. That it’s so much cheaper than £200 is a minor miracle. This phone deserves to sell by the bucketload.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
90% Motorola Moto G review: The best budget smartphone you can get
Source: PC Advisor English
Motorola's Moto G is the best budget smartphone around. At £135 it's got great build quality, an excellent screen, decent cameras and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean soon to be upgrade to 4.4 KitKat. It's only limited in the storage department and a lack of 4G support.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
100% Motorola Moto G review
Source: V3.co.uk English
We're seriously impressed with the Moto G and are perplexed by how Motorola's managed to load the smartphone with such high-end components while keeping its price below £150. Starting at £135 the Moto G features a decent display, powerful quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and runs using a close to untouched version of Google Android. This all adds up to mean the Moto G outperforms phones currently retailing for twice its price. For this reason in our mind the Moto G is the ideal choice for any business looking for a mass rollout Android handset, despite a few limitations such as low storage and no 4G support.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

91% Das beste Smartphone unter 200 Euro
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 97%
76% Preisbrecher in der Smartphone-Mittelklasse
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Positive: low price; very good IPS-display; very good performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 76%
Preisliche Kampfansage für die Android-Mittelklasse
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2013
Einsteiger-Smartphone mit HD-Display
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very good beginner smartphone; large and high-resolution display; good performance; good workmanship Negative: small storage (not upgradeable)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2013


Qualcomm Adreno 305:

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Snapdragon 400 MSM8226: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

4.5": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.143 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Motorola: The 1928 founded company was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility Inc. focusses on mobile phones and started with a first Motorola tablet computer.

86.25%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» LG Optimus F6
Snapdragon MSM8930
» Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Snapdragon MSM8930

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 S7270
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» Nokia Lumia 625
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» Sony Xperia M
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» HTC Windows Phone 8XT
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.3", 0.2 kg
» HTC One Mini
8930AB, 4.3", 0.122 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.3", 0.3 kg
» Sony Xperia L
Snapdragon MSM8230, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200
8930AB, 6.3", 0.199 kg
» Nokia Lumia 720
Snapdragon MSM8227, 4.3", 0.128 kg
» Nokia Lumia 520
Snapdragon MSM8227, 4.0", 0.124 kg
» Huawei Ascend W1
Snapdragon MSM8230, 4", 0.125 kg
» Nokia Lumia 620
Snapdragon MSM8227, 3.8", 0.127 kg
» HTC One SV
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.3", 0.122 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Samsung Galaxy Express 2
unknown, unknown
» Alcatel OneTouch Fierce
unknown, MT6589
» Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
» HTC Desire 600
unknown, unknown
» Sony Xperia ZR
Adreno 320, APQ8064T
» Nokia Lumia 1020
Adreno 225, Snapdragon MSM8960
» ZTE Grand X Pro
PowerVR SGX531, MT6577
» Acer Liquid E2 v370
PowerVR SGX544, MT6589
» Nokia Lumia 925
Adreno 225, Snapdragon MSM8960
» Lenovo IdeaPhone P770
PowerVR SGX531, MT6577
» Nokia Lumia 928
Adreno 225, Snapdragon MSM8960
» Nokia Lumia 920
Adreno 225, Snapdragon MSM8960

Notebooks from the same Manufacturer

» Motorola Droid Mini
Adreno 320, unknown, 4.3", 0.2 kg
» Motorola Droid Maxx
unknown, unknown, 5.0", 0.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-11-23)